2017 Annual Dependent Certification


If you have a dependent who turns 21 years of age in 2017 you would have been sent a form from Green Shield a few weeks ago. Green Shield is sending out a reminder of the Annual Dependent Certification form to be returned by October 20,2017. Failure to provide information requested may result in your dependent being removed from your benefits list as of November 1, 2017. Please return form to Green Shield as soon as possible to avoid any issues.

Stephan Cronin has done a tremendous job fielding all calls and concerns that have come in to the local office while Jeff Bankes and I (Joe Graves) are at bargaining. A concern that required several phone calls to rectify, was Green Shield denying claims for services rendered prior to October 1, 2017. Green Shield contacted me earlier today and said all claims will be paid for all allowable services performed prior to October 1,2017. Green Shield is going to run all denied claims prior to October 1, 2017 and pay out if an allowable benefit was denied. If you have a claim that was denied for this reason and want to check on it please call at 1-888-711-1119.


In Solidarity;
Your Benefits Committee